Qualcomm Leads With 51 Percent
Boston, MA - October
– Global cellular baseband processor market registered an impressive 15 percent
year-over-year growth in 1H 2012 to reach $8.1 billion, according to the
Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, “Baseband
Market Share Tracker: 2G Momentum Helps Intel Maintain Third Place with 12
Percent Revenue Share in Q2 2012.”
According to Strategy Analytics,
Qualcomm topped the cellular baseband market with 51 percent revenue share in
the first half of 2012 on the strength of its leading position in CDMA, W-CDMA
and LTE basebands.
Some of the highlights of this
Strategy Analytics report include:
Qualcomm, MediaTek, Intel, Broadcom and
ST-Ericsson captured top-five revenue share rankings in the cellular baseband
processor market in 1H 2012.
MediaTek ranked number two with 12.8 percent
revenue share in the cellular baseband market in 1H 2012 with the help of its
strong 3G smartphone processor shipments.
Intel grabbed the number three spot with 12.1
percent revenue share in the cellular baseband market in 1H 2012 as the
company’s strong 2G baseband shipments significantly helped during the quarter.
Broadcom continued to improve its product-mix
and ranked number four in the cellular baseband market in 1H 2012. Broadcom’s
3G baseband shipments showed over 600 percent year-over-year growth in 1H 2012.
LTE baseband shipments registered the highest
year-over-year growth among all air interface technologies in 1H 2012 while
GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA and iDEN baseband shipments declined during the same period.
According to Sravan Kundojjala,
Senior Analyst, “Intel ranked number two in the W-CDMA market in the first half
of 2012, behind Qualcomm. The company has scored multiple high-profile W-CDMA
design-wins at tier-one handset manufacturers in 1H 2012. Strategy Analytics
believes Intel's upcoming first LTE baseband platform, XMM7060, has the
potential to cut into Qualcomm's LTE baseband lead in future.”
According to Stuart Robinson,
Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset
Component Technologies service, “MediaTek and Spreadtrum together accounted
for 54 percent of total GSM/GPRS/EDGE baseband shipments in the first half of
2012. MediaTek and Spreadrum’s basebands have been adopted by multiple tier-one
handset vendors, a testament to their growing influence in the baseband market.
Strategy Analytics believes that MediaTek and Spreadtrum are well-positioned to
further their success in 3G and 4G basebands.”